advertising cut

As you have noticed the last two week we changed the advertising banners many times. We tried to understand wich banner would work better and serve you with the best and more accurate content. Last night our webmaster tried to apply a “single meet single” banner. We quickly told him to remove the banner as the content has nothing to do with our website. Believe us, we had more click on this banner as on the “normal” banner ;)
Normally google permits a use of 6 banners per page. We now cutted the banners number to three. We believe that is a good compromise. If you find the content made by advertiser interesting we get paid for every click. That makes our website costs sustainable.

We hope our homepage does look honest enough for you. And apologize us for every inconvenient.

P.s.: Please report every future problem with our website.

funny self-interview

We took a break and looked in forums for comments about our rumors and website. And it’s so funny to read what people think about us! So we put their opinions together and formulated some creative questions that we are going to answer ;)

1) The less-than-perfect spelling is because you are not native English speakers?

Exactly! Could someone help us to improve the English in our posts? :)

2) Are your rumors half recycled and half made up or otherwise?

A lot of people think that. There are a lot of forums worldwide and if you put pieces together from here and there you can always say our rumors are recycled. But have you ever read somewhere clearly that the Olympus E-450 is due for April? I don’t think so!

3) Tell the truth! You created this blog to earn money with advertising!

I will tell you what we have earned so far. The Google Adsense program prohibits us to give you exact numbers but we can use our imagination…ehm…

We paid 55 beers for olympusrumors.com (buying domain and transfer from old hosting)

We paid 23 beers for panasonicrumos.com

We paid 26 beers for 43rumors.com

and finally an expensive unlimited traffic hosting (to give you better access time to our website) 140 beers!

That’s more or less 244 beers ok?

So with Adsense we earnd 51 beers from 1th March to 30th March. Two donater more or less gave us 28beers (THANK YOU AGAIN!!!).

Our only goal is to cover the costs of our hosting/domain an obviously OUR BEER!!! Can you imagine how much it is? Hey, do you hear me? :)

4) Rumors are only things for unserious people who wan to joke with us…

First we are not only rational human beings, we have a big and important emotional part. I believe it is nice to dream a little and may our dreams influence Olympus and Panasonic!

Second I don’t joke with any of you when I give you the FT5 rumors!

5) I don’t believe you have any connection to Olympus…

No, we don’t know anyone inside Olympus, and we will never reveal how we get our FT5 news. I think it’s clear why…

6) Lol, your forum has only three registered users and one viagra post.

Who knows, one day I might need Viagra ;) Seriousely, it will take time to start up and we don’t force anyone to participate.

7) Ok after the last FT5 rumor (two micro four thirds cameras) we can say this blog is an unserious source.

Is that a serious sentence? Prove where we told something untrue…until now nothing. Keep waiting and shame on me if we were wrong!

Do YOU have more REAL questions?

See you tomorrow…

M.

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Why the question?

People don’t know what 43rumors means. Adsense displays a lot of crazy advertising and google search don’t know what to do with “43rumors”.

Olympusrumors is far more easy to understand. The problem is that with olympusrumors.com we put the focus on Olympus at costs of Panasonic.

You decide!

(FT 5) Canon T1i / Canon 500d

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The camera is here! It has a unexpected name “Canon T1i“. For European countries the camera will have the name “Canon 500D

Features:

* 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
* Full HD movie recording with HDMI connection for viewing and playback on an HDTV
* ISO 100-3200 (expandable to 12800)
* 3.4 frames per second continuous shooting
* Max. 170 large JPEG images in a single burst
* 3.0” ClearView LCD with Live View mode
* 9-point wide area AF with cross type centre point
* High speed DIGIC 4 performance and superb image quality
* EOS Integrated Cleaning System
* Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites, including new Speedlite 270EX, TS-E 17mm f/4L and TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II

All the specs are here:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0903/09032504canoneos500d.asp

A video

http://uk.truveo.com/Canon-EOS-Rebel-T1i/id/2750755231#

A PMA interview with Mr. Watanabe (from fourthirdsphoto.com)

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The owner of the website fourthirdsphoto.com had the chance to make an interview to Mr. Watanabe. You can read all of it here:

http://news.fourthirdsphoto.com//node/14

The most important statements are:

1) We are planning a successor to the Olympus E-420 and it will be different. (that was all he had to say about that one.)

2) Yes (we are planning to introduce prime lens), but it is difficult to prioritize which ones to make first.

3) No release of either a camera or lens µ4/3 (Micro four thirds) road map.

P.s.: I’m waiting for news about the Olympus E-450 release date. Do YOU know something? ;)